Automated vehicles rely on a combination of sensors, controllers and onboard computers to control many driving functions. But for these vehicles to work and be safe, human driver and autonomous systems need to work together, particularly during critical situations.
As Canada Research Chair in Driver Cognition and Automated Driving, Dr. Dongpu Cao aims to advance the science and understanding of driver cognition and decision-making during automated driving. He and his research team are developing cutting-edge technology innovations in driver-automation collaboration and investigating social concerns related to automated driving decision-making. Ultimately, their research will enhance the safety and performance of automated vehicles.